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Blu-ray Sucks! Amazon keeps pushing a format that I hate and will never buy.


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In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 9:08:51 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
Just to keep my VHS movies,I can put them on DVD.Instead of going out and buying them again on DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 8:51:21 AM PDT
Maybe they want to transfer the video so they can throw away their VHS tapes. There are many videos on VHS that have never been or never will be on dvd/bd release. So, people can copy to dvd or bd and put the VHS in permanent storage if they want. People do have home video recordings on VHS, too.

Also, Ed, the copy protection on VHS prevents VHS to VHS copying, not VHS to dvd/bd copying. How would they have developed a security measure in early 1990's or before to prevent copying to a technology that was not released until around '97? Go ahead and copy your VHS tapes to dvd, it should work.

Posted on May 29, 2012 4:04:01 AM PDT
MikeT says:
Why would you want to copy VHS or DVD to Blu-ray? The picture quality and audio quality will not improve by transferring them to Blu-ray.

Posted on May 28, 2012 9:46:42 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
blu-ray is the great,I like blu-ray in 3D,home movies are getting better.Only thing I do not like is all the old movies I have in VHS and the reg.DVD.you can not copy them to blu-ray,heck you can not even copy the VHS movies to DVD,because of the copyright.you can only do that with your homemade VHS,as there is no copyright blocking it.Oh well life goes on.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 11:17:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Dec 8, 2012 6:47:46 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
800+? damn, that's one hell of an investment.

edit: those who downvoted me can go F yourselves.

Posted on May 27, 2012 6:00:59 AM PDT
Kevin Lent says:
I have 800+ blu rays and counting... Best format ever!!

Posted on May 27, 2012 1:40:33 AM PDT
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Posted on May 27, 2012 1:40:32 AM PDT
John morris says:
This thread is planet troll,please don't feed the natives.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 6:55:50 PM PDT
J. Rexroat says:
Bluray is exceptional!!!! Hands down!!!!

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:32:50 AM PDT
Ryno says:
Todd you are a silly little man. BD is exceptional, especially when you consider how much better everything looks on BD. I have over 200 DVD's in my collection, including the ones that came with the BD/DVD combo packs and everyone of them looks better on my BD player then my DVD player. Man up and grow a set. HD/DVD is dead. Oh and by the way MR Wizard, there is never enough heat generated to warp a blu ray. If this was true, then your HD/DVD's would suffer the same fate moron.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 9:15:04 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
Seems like anything that Kubrick does is amazing on Blu Ray. Just full of color, and Psycho as well is so clear

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 9:13:20 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
You really should have kept that to yourself. Thicker doesnt mean better. Been buying blu ray for years never had a defective one period. Change your screen name to We Todd Did, or Sofa King Stupid

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:10:49 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
Think his screen name should be Re Todded

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:09:47 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
Blu Ray sucks are you kidding? Durability alone is just one reason. Not even wasting my time probably the dumbest thing I have read on here. I mean I admit I like horror movies collecting on VHS in the old days, but 20 years old and they have little fade lines in them. So no durability, and DVDs skip on the smallest scratches. Ive never had to return a Blu Ray because it was defective. Just that post makes no sense, and the price is amazing they just keep dropping.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:34:52 AM PDT
I can attest to that. I'm 26 and we had all the disney movies growing up. I might like to own them again in the future and rather than hunt down those VHSs, which are useless - I'm amazed they still MAKE vhs/dvd combos - I would prefer to buy the blu-ray and not give my children the appreciation for ancient technology that I have. They'll certainly learn of these old techs but won't have to suffer them long.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:29:13 AM PDT
Games are already 20gb. Most good games with any depth to them - MGS4, over 50gb, Every total war game this decade - minimum 15gb, Diablo 3, 18gb or so, etc etc.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:27:28 AM PDT
More likely it is a combination of friction and the fact that the inside of any console, because they are poorly designed, is as hot as any air cooled computer - which is to say pretty god damn hot, like 120 fahrenheit.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:22:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2012 8:24:28 AM PDT
Are you........on drugs? Daft? Retarded? Stupid? Insert others here? BD are the most durable removable disks ever made. It has the largest storage, of any disc ever made. The image quality compared to the old HD DVDs is a 99.99% match.

Your argument is based entirely on elementary school science which in fact doesn't apply at all - if you ever owned a PS/2, you'd know that those discs spun for hours and hours and hours and hours and days and days and days and they still took YEARS to degrade to the point where you needed to actually resurface them, afterwards working perfectly fine. Those were DVDs. These are blurays, which are stronger, more advanced and most importantly - they run for maybe 4 hours at a time. If you wath LoTR Extended.

Face it, you picked the wrong side and your side lost as everyone knew it would.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 11:17:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 11:17:59 PM PDT
Sha Gojyo says:
not to mention, scratch resistant and in HD picture quality. DVDs can't top that. i'm sure Blu-Ray will be around for another 10 - 20 years to come, if not more.

Posted on May 23, 2012 4:58:31 PM PDT
a hddvdiot! that format is dead. it's been YEARS now since it's death. five years? blu ray is king and that's that. and the discs are very sturdy.

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2012 8:50:03 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 11:07:33 AM PDT
Phillip,

VHS movies were outrageously expensive when that format was becoming popular; I remember shelling out $83 for the first widely-available VHS edition of Star Wars (aka Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope) in 1984; $79.99 was the average price of most of the Big Movies out on VHS till prices dropped in the early 1990s (to an average of $23.99). The only times I saw VHS movies (that were not pirated, natch) for less than $10 was if they were used, not of really successful movies or from lesser studios, or if they were being consigned to the bargain bins to make room for newer titles. Only when DVDs became the dominant format in the 2000s did prices dip below $15 for new-release titles; I remember getting the 2000 release of the Classic Star Wars Trilogy for $25, ironically enough, when I bought my first (and crappy-because-it-was-cheap) DVD player.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 10:54:02 AM PDT
Maybe the OP never even got as "state of the art" as eight-tracks or cassettes; maybe he uses reel-to-reel audiotapes still....

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 10:32:35 AM PDT
I don't think DVD sucks; it is still a good format considering that it was developed in the 1990s to replace the far older analog videotape one that had been around (initially just within the TV industry from the mid-1950s to the late '70s, then becoming the first viable home video format in the late 1970s and early 1980s) for decades.

That having been said, I do like Blu-ray discs more, even though I doubt that I will swap out every DVD movie I own for its BD counterpart. I'll do that with my favorites, of course, but not with films that I don't watch too often.

Posted on May 16, 2012 10:22:51 AM PDT
Kyle C. says:
LOL, this sure is funny. Bluray will always rock. I own like 75 back home, I wish I could
BUY them all!!!! I even know someone who has like 600 movies in BD glory.

DVD sucks. HD-DVD, how would I know when BD first came out and
I tried it, fell in love with it by then! my favorites would be Ben-Hur, the Ten Commandments and I, Robot in BD. These are sick-looking, pristine movies, yo! =)

oh oh.. I forgot to add Rango =)
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